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We help animals achieve better mobility & performance so that they can age gracefully and enjoy life to the fullest

Animal chiropractic care for the pets of North Dallas
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Frequently asked questions

What is animal chiropractic?

Animal chiropractic is a non-surgical, drug-free approach that involves adjusting the vertebrae of the spine and/or joints of an animal (via hands or instrument) in order to correct improper motion of the musculoskeletal system. Dysfunction in the joints and/or spine, if not corrected, may also cause disturbances in the normal function of other systems.

 

Symptoms of an improperly moving spine or joints may be noticeable such as lameness, gait abnormalities, pain, decreased athletic ability, sensitivity to being touched, changes in behavior, changes in routine, and/or changes in posture.

 

There also may be more subtle signs with respect to nervous system and/or organ function (as the spine and the spinal cord are intimately related). If organs are not receiving normal input from the spinal nerves of the nervous system, they cannot heal and function at a favorable level.

 

Healthy animals are also candidates for receiving chiropractic care. Maintaining proper movement allows for optimal function of muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons- which leads to improved mobility, flexibility, endurance, performance, and decreased risk of injury.

 

Thus, the goal of animal chiropractic care is to restore or maintain normal movement and function to the musculoskeletal system in order to allow for normal neurologic function, which in turn allows the body to function optimally.  Animal chiropractic can be used as part of an integrative wellness program to maintain an animal’s health.

Why do I need a vet referral?

"Chiropractic in Texas is legally restricted to the human body... The manipulation of animals is considered the practice of Veterinary Medicine and must be done only with the permission of the veterinarian in charge of the animal. It is not legally sufficient to manipulate an animal with the permission of the owner but without the permission of the supervising veterinarian."                                  -Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners

What if my vet won't sign a referral?

Please have your vet call us directly if they have any concerns about referring your pet. We will do everything possible to navigate a path to get your animal the care they deserve. However, if your vet absolutely will not sign a referral, our best advice is to please seek adding an additional veterinarian to your pet's care team. We conveniently provide a list of local veterinarians that may be able to accommodate you in your pursuit of animal chiropractic services.

How long will it take to get an appointment?

We do our best to get new patients in as soon as possible. However, we cannot book an appointment until we have your vet's referral on file. We will personally contact you once we receive your pet's forms to book an appointment.

Do you make house calls?

We are now limiting our house calls to only large animals. If you or your pet is disabled, we may make an exception, but these decisions will be made on a case by case basis moving forward. Please visit our practice policies page for more information.

Will my pet insurance cover?

We are not a contracted provider with any specific insurance provider. We will provide you with an itemized receipt after each visit that you may submit for reimbursement. 

About 

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Kaitlyn Lackey cAVCA

Education:

Parker University: Doctorate in Chiropractic 2017

Parker University: Bachelor's in Human Anatomy 2017

Parker University: Bachelor's in Health and Wellness 2017

University of Findlay: Associate's in English Riding and Training 2013

Work:

Instructor at Parker University Animal Chiropractic Program 2020-21

Human chiropractor 2017-19

Horseback Riding Instructor 2015-16

Dressage Show Barn Intern 2013

Certifications:

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (in progress) 

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association 2017

Fascial Distortion Model 2016

Affiliations and Awards:

Texas Chiropractic Association Member 2023

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association Member 2016-Present

Parker University Outstanding Student Organization Leader Award 2017

Parker University Animal Chiropractic Program Salutatorian 2016

Parker University Animal Chiropractic Club  President 2014-17

Intercollegiate Dressage Association 2012-13

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association 2011-12

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